Jenni O’Connor owns Studio Phoenix in Arlington Heights, IL (Chicago’s Northwest Suburbs). She teaches Liquid Motion®, Pole Fitness, Chair Dance, Lap Dance and more!
Jenni began pole dancing in January 2010, when a friend convinced her to try an intro class. After one class, she was hooked! At the time, Jenni was in the process of applying for Disability for the debilitating condition Fibromyalgia, which leaves her in constant pain and fatigue. She was a size 18. Through pole dancing, Jenni's Fibromyalgia has significantly improved, and she proudly wears a size 8.
Liquid Motion® came at a point in Jenni’s pole journey where she had “lost her mojo.” A life situation had stolen the joy of dance. Getting back to the basics of movement, and learning to work with the mechanics of her body is what made her instantly fall in love with Liquid Motion®. She never forgot the raw emotion she tapped into during her first workshop with Jeni Janover… and she wanted more! She continued to feed her new addiction by taking as many Liquid workshops as she could. Jenni was honored to host one of the first Liquid Motion instructor certifications at Studio Phoenix.
Jenni is a licensed and certified Liquid Motion® instructor, a certified advanced pole instructor, and a Master Trainer through Pole Moves®. She competed in the Motor City Pole Competition in 2013, North American Pole Dance Championship's Sexy Floorwork Contest in 2015, and has performed in several showcases throughout the Midwest. She loves to bring smiles to peoples’ faces through her dancing.
Jenni loves instructing, and seeing a student light up when she gets a new move. She is patient, creative, and encouraging, but also loves to make her students sweat! Not a natural athlete herself, she has compassion for those who have to work harder for their accomplishments. Her warm love for her students has earned her the nickname, "Mama Bear."
Married since 2002, Jenni and her husband have two daughters, and two Goldendoodles with severe tennis ball addictions. She has also owned a photography company since 2002.
To those who are considering taking a Liquid Motion® class, Jenni says, “This class is unlike any dance class you’ve ever tried. You’ll feel more in touch with your body, your emotions, and your power as a dancer. Come try a class with us, and unleash that gorgeous Liquid dancer inside!”
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